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I guess it is better to respect that everyone has a right to his or her own opinion, and move to where it is easy to get into a harmonious groove. Peace is more important than being right or having our own way, regardless.

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If there is anything good that has come out of the pandemic, it is reflected in a Pew Research poll that found 28% of Americans say the pandemic has strengthened their religious faith and 41% report it has strengthened their family bonds.

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Surprise medical bills are all too common for Oklahomans today. It is nearly impossible to know how much a medical service or procedure will cost beforehand. Oklahoma families are left in the dark until weeks or months later when the piles of different bills arrive from the surgeon, the anes…

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The ongoing local story about a Hunter man who shot a woman after she removed a Nazi flag from outside his home last summer could qualify for a listing on Oklahoma’s Weirdest Happenings. The story has taken an another twisted turn with news this week that she suing him for her injuries.

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What a gift it is to be born with an outlook toward the bright side of things. And if not so by nature, what a triumph of grace to be made thankful through a renewed heart. It is so much more comfortable and rational to see what we have to be thankful for and to rejoice accordingly, than to have our vision forever filled with our lacks and our needs. Happy are they who possess a grateful heart. Blessings may fail and fortunes vary, but the thankful heart remains.

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Cabin fever is like any other illness where you treat the symptoms to cure the disease. I stay busy and catch up on sleep and talk on the phone and feed the little hungry birds daily.

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I really didn’t know what to expect after I got a call from the Garfield County Health Department to tell me I could come in and get my vaccination a day early, but I made a beeline to the mall after the call.

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If the president was truly interested in environmental leadership, he wouldn’t have signed this executive order but instead would have worked with the Canadian government and other stakeholders to continue ensuring the construction of the safe and reliable Keystone XL pipeline.

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That, my dear readers, is what Valentine’s Day is all about. Loving life and enjoying someone who cares about you.

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Heroism doesn’t have to be a dramatic act. Anything you do for somebody else, especially those who can’t do anything in return, makes you a hero. So go out and be someone’s hero today.

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I take being a citizen seriously, with a responsibility to live my life the right way, the way I was brought up in a small town. I take understanding how things work seriously.

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The numbers point to what me must do: continue social distancing, wear a mask, wash your hands often, and get vaccinated as soon as you are able. Stay the course for now, and someday soon we’ll be healthy enough to live our lives more relaxed and safely.

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The most spectacular phase in this writer's humble opinion is the crescent, when just a sliver of Luna hangs like a cloaked figure in the night sky.

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Both men cared about this community and did many things to make it a better place to live. They also did it without seeking the recognition for themselves.

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Kudos to the Garfield County Health Department workers and numerous volunteers working diligently to administer COVID-19 vaccinations at Oakwood Mall, and also thanks to the community groups and individuals who have contributed to providing lunches for these hard-working people.

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As each day passes early in the Biden administration, it becomes painfully clear the GOP is content to finish second in a two-party race.

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Is it any wonder there is so much confusion between generations today? But we survived and this generation and the next, and the next will also.

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What we hope from here on out is for people — both elected officials and members of the public — to remain civil. We don’t expect everyone to agree on all issues, but we can expect people to act like adults.

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So a return to something approaching normalcy does not appear imminent. Thus we lurch along, watching the numbers grow, trying to stay safe, trying to get a shot, or not, and we wonder when, if ever, the good old days will return.

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This nation was not named for Columbus, even if we have a day every year in which we recognize his achievement — and mistake.

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People’s property is at stake. Enid Fire Department said firefighters would have adequate water to start fighting a fire and rescue people but not enough water pressure in these areas to fight a sustained structural fire.

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In just eight days of the new regime, our nation is at a perilous tipping point. Vengeful, attention-distracting political show trials and attacks on our “constitutionally protected rights” is not a promising start.

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